Aspiring Eagle Scout creates place of hope in troubled times

At a time when so many folks are looking for an extra measure of peace and comfort, one ambitious local Boy Scout has used his accelerated quest for Scouting’s highest…

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There’s spiritual truth in the iron, the oven and buttermilk

So, again this week we have been safe at home? I do hope so. Last week I ventured out to the Lexington landfill to get some fresh compost for my…

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Leesville distillery fires up still to make hand sanitizer for the State

Hollow Creek Distillery in the Leesville area of Lake Murray is a down-home kind of place where you can meander off the beaten path, enjoy sweet Southern hospitality and indulge…

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Community rallies behind Wiz, who’s off to feed the children

Tucked in the alleyway behind Wiz’s Eatery, the activities van from Olive Branch Baptist Church sat with its side and rear doors swung open. A team of volunteers swarmed around…

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COLUMN: Ridge Spring News

My family moved to Ridge Spring in 1907 or about then. My grandfather was Dr. Peter Alexander Brunson and his wife was Adeline Keith Brunson.  They raised six children with…

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Hospital seeks creative folks to make cards for patients

Like many hospitals across the country, Lexington Medical Center has been forced to close its doors to visitors because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Still, the hospital…

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Lake recreation areas closed under COVID-19 precautions

The effects of the continuing coronavirus crisis now have washed over the Midlands’ favorite springtime playground, Lake Murray. Dominion Energy is restricting access to its outdoor recreation facilities along the…

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